Release of the <sys/ipc.h> and <sys/shm.h> files

Christopher Faylor
Sun Jun 23 14:24:00 GMT 2002

If the files shouldn't be included in the distribution, they either
shouldn't be in the repository or they should be protected against
accidental use.

I don't have any problem with experimental stuff in snapshots but
if the stuff isn't ready for a release then it should be protected
against accidental use.

Can someone submit a patch to fix this?


On Sun, Jun 23, 2002 at 10:11:11PM +0100, Conrad Scott wrote:
>In the upcoming release of cygwin, is it possible to exclude the
><sys/ipc.h> and <sys/shm.h> files from the distribution?  Gerrit Haase
>pointed out to me that the perl-5.8.0 configuration script generates
>"entry point not found" errors (in one of those dratted dialogue
>boxes) for shmat(2) under current snapshots, since it successfully
>compiles a test program, against the <sys/shm.h> header, and then
>tries to run it, with the predictable result (AFAICT: ever tried
>reading a Larry Wall-style configure script?).
>I can't see how any configure script can easily avoid such noise under
>the current arrangement and worse, it might do no more than compile a
>test file, and not run it too, and so configure the software to use
>shared memory.
>Is there any difficulty with excluding these files? or, am I behind
>the times and this is already the intention? There is some discussion
>of this in
>but it's not clear what the final result of this was (except that the
>header files are still in the snapshot).
>// Conrad

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